Nearly 100 people attended the 2019 Torchbearers Legacy Society Appreciation Luncheon, which was hosted by President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and Professor Katherine T. Faber at their residence.
Maxwell Robb, Caltech assistant professor of chemistry, offered an inside view of his research on new types of polymers that have special properties, such as changing color in response to stress. Potential applications include helmets that could immediately indicate the severity of impacts to the head.
Luncheon speaker Elizabeth Eiden (second from left), an undergraduate studying geophysics at Caltech, and fellow Caltech women's basketball team members Madeline Schemel and Lauren Suezaki share a smile with Torchbearers. Eiden participates in research at Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory with the mentorship of Mark Simons, the John W. and Herberta M. Miles Professor of Geophysics and chief scientist at JPL.
Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and professor of physics (left), enjoys a conversation with (from left) Gary Clinard (BS ’65, MS ’66), Gayle Rogers, and Douglas Josephson (BS ’65). Clinard recently made a gift to establish an innovation fund in engineering and applied science.